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Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
picked up during this year's debate, when mitt romney talked about federal funding and took on pbs in the process. it was one of the memorable moments in the debate, when mitt romney called for an end to government funding of the moderator's own network. >> i am going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like big bird, i like you too, but i won't keep spending on things to get china to pay for it. >> but while he didn't have an attack that night, president obama talked about it the next day. >> he will do away with regulations on wall street, but he will crack down on sesame street. thank goodness, somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. pbs has been a favorite target of mostly conservative politicians for years. when he was house speaker, gingrich called it a little sand box for the rich, prompting us to ask some parents what they thought about it. >> i think he chose the wrong target. >> the network of sesame street and the civil war and masters, pbs has 179 stations across the country, including some smaller rural stations that couldn't make it without the subsidies. the federal share
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00am PDT
stunning. when mitt romney gives you an opening to talk about romney's accountant and doesn't say you have a terrific accountant. chris: s.e. cupp, your view, was it a reset for the challenger? >> they certainly think it was. i talked to some romney advisors and they see the reset in three parts. they think for supporters who really wanted to see a fight, they wanted to see this knockout, dragout fight, they got that. for undecideds who they call the tough customers, they think that this debate does what the ads have not been able to do which is spark their attention. for the soft obama voters of 2008, they think maybe this group is in play again. they think this is a hat trick moving forward. chris: let me ask you, we have a big jobs number, it was below eight and was promised three years ago and is below eight, 7.8. is it enough to give obama a reshot of momentum? >> it's certainly a boost. is it a sugar high? these numbers bounce around. chris: good for the next month, though. >> good for the next month but the final judgment will come the weekend before the election. if this ends
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> meantime mitt romney will be in ohio today trying to win over the undecided voters n a speech on foreign policy yesterday, romney argued the president's policies have made the world more dangerous. romney talking about arming syria's rebels and sanctioning iran. democrats were not impressed. >> i'm a professor. if one of my students turned it in, they'd get a c because he gave absolutely no specifics. >> when president obama leaves the bay area, he will head to ohio as well to also reach out to undecided voters. >>> in other news now, it is decision day for san francisco's suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. san francisco's board of supervisors will vote on his fate today. the embattled sheriff pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to an argument with his wife that left her arm bruised. bay area political experts say the vote is the first modern test of the idea of official misconduct. today's vote will be held at city hall at 2:00 this afternoon. in order for mirkarimi to lose his job, nine of the 11 supervisors need to vote against him. >>> the fbi has been called in to help her
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
obama campaign launched the new ad following last week's presidential debate where romney talked about cutting public funding to pbs, even though he likes big bird. but "sesame street" workshop, a nonpartisan not for profit group behind "sesame street" says it did not approve this ad and wants it pulled from the airwaves. >>> it is a first for san francisco, a target store, not just ordinary target, though. it's a city target. or as we like to call it, tar-jay. that meant a long, long line to get into the official opening tonight at san francisco's metreon. it is one of eight smaller stores opening all across the country to serve busy urbanites they call it. it opens an hour earlier at 7:00 a.m. it features a separate active apparel store, and it has an outdoor seating and eating area. >>> silicon valley's startup spirit is moving north. fremont is now ranked the top city in the nation for tech startups. sizeup.com, a san francisco-based website found fremont has the most tech startups before capita. the rate of startups is twice as high as san jose which placed second. city officials
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
election. you're attacking romney for the same thing. >> i want to talk about the gas prices. one thing that was striking, speaker gingrich, is what some were arguing about the actual numbers. jack welch made a lot of headlines with a tweet that said, unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so they change the numbers without any substantiation. he was on "hardball" with chris matthews and this is how he explained it. >> i've reviewed 14 businesses this week. from restaurants to widgets. i have seen everybody with a third quarter equal to or weaker than the first quarter. in order to get 873,000 new jobs, you would have to have a g.d.p. going at 4% to 5%. the second quarter was downgraded from 1.7% to 1.3%. the third quarter is not going to be very strong. it just defies the imagination to have a surge larger than any surge since 1983 a month before the election. i leave it to you to do all the analysis. >> one of the most important ceos in america. formerly of general electric. does this ring true? >> well, it rings true to me. since it's a sur
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Oct 9, 2012 3:00am PDT
romney talking about wanting to spend more in defense. if you think that president obama is going to be re-elected. you don't want to be in ratheon, you're going to have to do a little selling. >> caller: i see that united health care purchased 90% of the brazilian health care companies down there, what do you see their stuff going from here and what do you think if romney's elected president? >> it's not as good if romney's elected president. because what happened is the health companies they went all in under obama. they did win. unh goes higher with president obama is re-elected. if you loved playing kick the can as a kid, as i did, you should have adored as an investor in an industrial based company, the kick the can theory, our stocks go higher. >>> coming up, ipo stud or dud. but does this cloud play offer enough profit to bring investors back to the table. find out when you get to know this ipo. >>> and later, up, up and away? amazon has already sold almost 50% this year and google is up over 15%. but could these two market leaders continue to climb? or will they fall back
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
race for the white house, first lady michelle obama and ann romney talk to "good housekeeping" about their causes, their families. revealing some things you might not have known about the candidates. >>> when is the right time to start giving your kids an allowance? and how much should you be giving them? we're going to tell you the average for every age and the lessons you're teaching your kids about hopefully saving money. >> does allowance have some inflation over the years? >> i believe so. so will the tooth fairy. >> i know the tooth fairy has. >>> plus, a little bit of spice makes everything so nice. we're going to be making an easy spiced orange pound cake perfect for a halloween treat in just a little bit. >> but first, let's get a check on the weather. it's chilly outside. >> it's a tad brisk. let's see what we have for you today. the briskness will continue in the northeast and new england. risk of strong storms making their way along the missouri/arkansas border. we've got some beautiful weather in the pacific northwest, very wet through the southwest into southern califor
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
right in the middle of the crisis. governor romney, and you're talking about this again tonight, talked about the weakness, talked about apologies from the obama administration. was that really appropriate right in the middle of the crisis? >> on that same day, the obama administration had the exact same position. let's recall that they disavowed their own statement that they had put out earlier in the day in cairo. so we had the same position. but it's never too early to speak out for our values. we should have spoken out right away when the green revolution was up and starting, when iran was attacking their people. we should not call someone a reformer when he's turning his guns on his own people. we should always stand up for peace, democracy and individual rights and we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts, because what that does when we equivocate on our values, it makes us more weak. it projects weakness. when we look weak, our adversaries are much more willing to test us and less willing -- >> with all due respect that's a bunch of mularkey. >> why is tha
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
responds. we also want to watch to see if biden talks down to romney as george h.w. bush did to geraldine ferraro. and if he does, how he handles it. they're separated by a quarter century, different accomplishments and considerably different values. put it all together and by the end of the night, we're going to know an awful lot more about not only two candidates, but the state of both campaigns. >> the campaign's very close right now. the vice presidential debate could be very important. thanks for your insight. >> the xi familiaric of that debate is going to be interesting. >>> unemployment is sure to be a hot button issue at tonight's debate. we learn the number of people applying for jobless benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than four years. weekly unemployment applications dropped to 339,000. that's the lowest level since february of 2008. if that is sustained, if the drop could signal a stronger job market. >>> we'll be right back with the bay area team on ellen. >>> the boy scout that made headlines was today given a $20,000 scholarship from ellen degeneres.
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 12:35am PDT
. here's what people are talking about. mitt romney was out on the campaign trail yesterday and while visiting a grade school, romney told students that fourth grade was his favorite. [ laughter ] and he said, unless you're in another grade, then that was my favorite. [ laughter ] that's my favorite grade. speaking of romney, people close to the campaign are saying that mitt romney's son, tagg -- [ laughter ] is now one of his chief advisers. [ light laughter ] yeah, when mitt asked him to join his team, he put his arm on his son's shoulders and said, "tagg, you're it." [ laughter ] there you go. it's a clean joke. you can tell your kids. bring it to school. ♪ it's bipartisan. everyone can get a laugh. >> steve: that'll work out. people love it. kids love that joke. >> jimmy: democrats, republicans. it's just a clean good joke. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: have you guys seen this mitt romney photo that's been making the rounds? that young girl. take a look at this photo. there you go. [ laughter ] yeah, i think he had just gotten a tattoo. [ laughter ] he was quoted as saying, hey, guy
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
address, president obama talked about the sudden drop from 8.1% to 7.8% while mitt romney and the republican contender gave his own take on why. >> the number to people if percentage of the american population in the workforce were the same today as the day he was elected, our unemployment rate would be above 11%. >> more americans are entering the workforce. more americans are getting jobs. >> the unemployment news not talk of wednesday night's presidential debates and the president's poor performance right out of the headlines. some republicans suggest that the labor department's timing was no convince. the vice presidential candidates are also getting ready for their first debate thursday night in kentucky. >>> big bird is still making headlines after last week's presidential debate. republican mitt romney mentioned the beloved character when talked about the nation's debt and cutting funding for pbs. last night on "saturday night live," the beloved big bird responded. >> do you have any political statement you would like to make? >> i don't want to ruffle any feathers. i do ha
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
. i think they both can do that as they talk policy, to also connect. we have seen in romney with an image issue, that is something -- a hump he really has to get over. >> the economy has been the strength for romney, or at least the area they want it target. but we are hearing more about foreign policy. the administration policy towards china. more attacks on what happened in benghazi and whether responses were answered for more security help. would you expect to hear more foreign policy in this debate? >> i think so because i think that romney wanted to connect to a broader leadership issue. break down of leadership. the benghazi issue and attack on cons late, death of our ambassador, and how it was handled. the fact there are different opinions from the administration. i think he want to expose that and keep the issue alive. we will see how it resonates with voters but it is an important issue dealt with by the administration. the trend line for the economy is more positive from the point of view of the administration and we see it in the polling too that people are feeling better
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
national convention. a romney campaign spokesman said it has not released the september totals but noted in a tweet that romney raised $12 million in the 48 hours after the debate. both candidates are still talking about the latest unemployment numbers. the jobless rate is now below 8%. the president was thrilled with the news while the republican nominee was skeptical. >> more americans are entering the work forceful more americans are getting jobs. >> the number of people in america, the participation of our adults in the work force were the same as at the time he got elected. why our unemployment rate would be 11%. >>> president obama is set to return to the bay area monday night. he will be fundraising at a concert in san francisco at the bill graham auditorium along with some high priced private fund-raisers. >>> with the first presidential debate behind us, it is time for our factor fiction segment. mitt romney said during the debate that president obama promised he would cut the deficit in half. and romney went on to say, unfortunately, he doubled it. first things first. the
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. when you hear us talking about battleground states, here is what we mean. right now it's ohio that means everything to these two candidates. and it's news that the romney campaign is suddenly this competitive in ohio. no republican has won the white house without it. president obama carried it last time, and ohio itself has supplied us with eight american presidents over the years. both men running for the job were in ohio today along with nbc's peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign, and starts off our coverage in cuyahoga falls, ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. we're seeing real evidence that this race is tightening, not just nationally, but in crucial battlegrounds like here in ohio. with both candidates descending on the buckeye state, the o in ohio could easily stand for offense. a poll released late this afternoon shows president obama's lead has shrunk to just four points. touching down on akron on the last day ohioans will vote. mitt romney will campaign here four of the last five days. the president just wrapped up his 17th r
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 12:35am PDT
. here's what people are talking about, you guys. there's a lot of pressure on joe biden at the presidential debate tonight after the president's weak performance against romney. when he heard democrats were counting on him to say the right things, biden was like, "you can count on me, bitches." [ laughter ] and this is big. today, "time" magazine published a bunch of pictures of paul ryan working out. have you guys seen these? [ light laughter ] take a look at this one here. yeah. [ cheers ] gym, tan, romney, right there. [ laughter ] look at this. this is the one that really got me. i like this one. [ cheers and applause ] that's the next vice president of the united states. [ laughter ] he looks like screech from "saved by the bell." [ laughter ] like, backwards hat. [ applause ] come to the debate, stay for the gun show. [ laughter ] more campaign news. a new poll found that only 47% of voters find mitt romney to be trustworthy. then romney was like, "well, i hope it's not the same 47% i don't care about." [ laughter and applause ] be a bummer. did you hear about this? this
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
talked specifically about last week's debate saying mitt romney's facts don't hold up. >> a few nights ago, suddenly a guy pretending to be mitt romney stood on a stage next to me. and said he is his plan. he is just going to pretend it doesn't exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? i don't know anything about a $5 trillion tax cut. don't pay any attention to that tax cut behind the curtain. >> reporter: the crowd did boo at any mention of mitt romney and the president had some advice. he said don't boo, vote. reporting live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> more details of the president's money trail. mr. obama touched down at 1:40 this afternoon at sfo. since then he's raised nearly $4 million. that's a conservative estimate. he health three separate fund-raisers. the first at san francisco's intercontinental hotel where he raised $1 million. a relatively intimate gathering. 25 people who paid $45,000 for time with mr. obama. from there he traveled one mile away to the bill graham civic. he had dinner with 100 support here's paid $20,000 a plate. fish tartar and duck.
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
was not a lot of movement, post-debate one point, romney made leads on who to handle the economy in virginia and florida, something he has got to crack. >> all right, chuck todd at the venue, we'll talk to you later tonight. andrea mitchell, this format, questions coming from the moderator, in this case, martha radditz of abc news, but as you know the candidates have a skill on the topics, what is the short list for each guy? >> reporter: well, i think just watching what president obama and mitt romney have been arguing about, gives you a road map on what we expect to hear tonight. you will hear arguments over the budget, over medicare and taxes. and these two men, remember, paul ryan and joe biden were on opposite sides of the negotiating table, during the super committee on the failed budget, where they failed to reach agreement. so they have a lot of past history and will air their arguments in public. you will also hear joe biden bring up abortion, because mitt romney said just this week he didn't know of any legislation that he would go after abortion if he was elected. well, h
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
economy to a vehicle is the best one to use. he likes to talk about their taking up into r for reverse for republican instead of d, drive, democrat. unfortunately he veers. pun intended. >> 30 seconds left. tell me romney. what does he do well? >> what he does well to support his own perceptions is continue to use language of economy as moral arbitor. he talks about our necessity to not spend more than we take in because of morality of it. i would argue that morality is not seeing children starve. >> on that, we have to go to break. thank you for being with us this morning. we go from busting economic myths to myth busters. kari byron joins us when "press: here" continues. >> to test this myth, squeeze a shotgun and a machine gun. a fun game of shoot them up. not quite adequate. now we're moving onto the big guns. >> it's kari byron on "mythbusters." teaching science and math to kids although a sculptor by trade. she's promoting the new exhibit which just arrived after a successful run at the museum of science and industry in chicago. thank you for being with us here this morning. >> i'm s
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
again, here is matt. >> savannah, now to the presidential race. a new poll showing mitt romney leading president obama and talk about that with senator john mccain in a couple of minutes. peter al a aal alexander is on campaign trail. >> reporter: this race is tightening with four weeks to go. on monday, mitt romney trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief attacked the president saying the middle east has become a more dangerous place since president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynical. we got to look back at the progress we have made and that should give us confidence. but we have to understand we have got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may have been singing in the rain. a downpour. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you very much. >> reporter: romney may h
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 8:00pm PDT
by tv exposure during the democratic national convention. a romney spokesman says the campaign has not yet released its september totals, but noted in a tweet that romney raised $12 million in the 48 hours after the debate. both candidates are still talking about the latest unemployment numbers. the jobless rate is now below 8%. the president was thrilled with that news while the republican nominee was skeptical. >> more americans are entering the workforce. more americans are getting jobs. >> the number of people in america, the participation of our adults in the workforce were the same as if he got elected, why our unemployment rate would be about 11%. >> president obama is set to return to the bay area on monday night. he will be at a fundraising concert in san francisco at the bill graham auditorium, along with participating in some high-priced private fundraisers as well. >>> and now a consumer alert. more than a quarter million honda crvs are being recalled tonight. crvs manufactured between february of 2002 and july of 2006 are involved. honda says if liquid enters through t
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Oct 6, 2012 12:35am PDT
, come on. [ talking over each other ] >> jimmy: the wizard guy? >> mitt romney's gonna cut this guy. he's gonna fire this guy from pbs on "sesame street." come on. >> jimmy: mitt romney. >> yeah, no. who's getting fired? >> jimmy: big bird. >> yeah. okay, this is -- you can watch videos all the time on the internet. it's the main site you do it. [ buzzer ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: congratulations. oh, my gosh. you're the winner. i'm so sorry. i'm sorry. big bird. you get -- the salad bowl goes to the team -- [ cheers and applause ] ♪ katie couric! check your local listings for her new daytime talk show! jerry trainor joins us next! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. [ male announcer ] did you know that mach3 can last two times longer than a disposable? ♪ mach3 has high definition blade
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
talk to anyone they know in battleground states to help him get re-elected. the president and his republican rival, mitt romney, will both be in ohio today as voters get their last chance to register for november's election. with just 28 days to go, polls are now split on romney's popularity. pew has him up four points likely voters, but gallup says the most recent jobs report is positive and is giving the president a five-point boost. >>> voters in the city getting to cast ballots as early as today. the department of elections will be open for early voting through november 6th. the hours, for the record, monday through friday from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. >>> it happened more than two years ago and we're still asking how much will pg&e pay for the deadly san bruno blast. that answer will be decided behind closed doors. the judge has approved a request to suspend public hearings and hold closed door negotiations on this matter. local lawmakers are protesting this decision. they say the pipeline talks should not be hidden from public scrutiny. the judge says t
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
pack on what mitt romney will say. coming up today, the white house called him an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. and the obama campaign says when he talked about americans being killed in libya and made it a political issue, as they put it it was not only cynical but also offensive. we wait to hear what he'll have to say today. live from washington, i'm tracie potts, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much. >>> we can tell you charges have not yet been filed against a driver who struck and killed a little girl in a church parking lot. the 6-year-old girl was walking with her mother to a religious school in daly city saturday when they were hit by that car. another woman was also hit and pinned right to the ground. the girl's mother and that woman are still in the hospital. the church is bringing in grief counselors to help children who were friends and knew the little girl. daly city police say the crash remains under investigation. >>> oakland police are still trying to sort out a shocking discovery in the eastmont neighborhood. a decomposing body was found yester
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
to begin this half-hour with the race for the white house. we are talking one month now until election day. both president obama and his republican challenger governor mitt romney are using friday's jobs report to bolster their campaign arguments. mike viqueira is at the white house. >> reporter: it is a huge number, it's good news for the unemployed, good political news for the president, but at least some people think the news is a little bit too good to be true. campaigning in ohio, the president seized on the new numbers, hoping the up beat economic news carries over to his campaign. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> reporter: predebate polls had the president ahead in ohio. now mr. obama wants to protect that lead with what supporters had hoped to see wednesday night, a mocking assault on mitt romney. >> when he was asked how he would actually cut spending and reduce the deficit, he said he'd go after funding for public television. elmo, you better make a run for it. >> reporter: on the stump in
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Oct 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
tuesday's second debate between president barack obama and challenger mitt romney. local issues have compelling stories of their own. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston is here to introduce us to some of them. obviously you get to the ballot and we talk about president and all that and then they get to the ballot, why are there so many pages? >> there are lots. just to set the picture. there are nearly 100 local ballot measures. 100 on the nine bay area counties. that's a lot. a third of these things will deal with issues of governance, policies, programs. what should we do about this or that. another third will focus on parcel taxes either for local governments or for schools and about 20% ask voters to approve school construction bonds which together amount to $2.5 billion. that's a lot of money over the next few years. and there are a few others. you put it together, there's a lot of things for people to think about besides the presidency. >> a lot of that is if you voted before are very familiar topics. parcel tax for the school or something like that. you know what the
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Oct 13, 2012 12:35am PDT
] mitt romney -- his experience, his ideas -- [ laughter ] -- his solutions is uniquely qualified to get this job done. and we ask you for your vote. [ laughter ] thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you know what i'm talking about? a little bit more pronounced each and every single time. >> steve: every time he got more frustrated. >> jimmy: every time that he got a little frustrated. >> steve: it started out like eddie from -- >> jimmy: biden -- it was -- he didn't know what was going on. >> steve: so? [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: you guys, today is friday, and that's usually when i catch up on some personal stuff. i check my inbox, i return some e-mails, and of course, send out "thank you notes." so, i was -- [ cheers and applause ] i was running a little bit behind today. so, i thought if you guys wouldn't mind, i'd just like to write out my weekly "thank you notes" right now. is that cool? do you guys mind? [ cheers and applause ] i appreciate it. thank you so much. thank you so much. james, the roots, you guys get me "thank you note" writing music, please? ♪ mysteriou
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
-assess this. >> let's talk about big bird. got to be the winner of the week. mentioned by mitt romney in the debates. >> right. >> how is big bird going to fare through all of this? >> big bird is a huge star. what's next? the tooth fairy? everything else he said was overshadowed by the fact big bird was attacked and he's like an icon to millions of moms and ki kids. >> i have to tell you the person i felt sorry for was not big bird, it was jim lehrer. mitt romney was like, you are done. seriously, he put the man out of a job in front of 60 million people. big bird is not real. jim lehrer is a real guy. i know one person who is voting for barack obama. at least there's one, his name is jim lehrer. >> let's move on. kanye west and kim kardashian. apparently kim kardashian made a comment this week she has never been more in love than she is with kanye. she is still married to someone whose name isn't kanye. >> she is in it love with being in love. every guy is the one. she goes from one to the other and it's always wedding bells and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him until
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
heard yesterday about hope. remember hope from four years ago? what mitt romney is saying is hope is not a strategy, trying to tie the president's successful campaign slogan to his record over the last four years. he talked foreign policy yesterday, about appointing someone to deal with the middle east. today he will be focusing on trying to get votes in ohio. ohio, a key battleground state and we are waiting to see if mitt romney got the same bounce in some of these statewide polls, especially in ohio, that we saw in the national polls after last week's debate. that's the latest from washington. as we keep an eye on this campaign, i'm tracie potts. jon and marla, back to you. >> thank you very much. an onslaught of polls. >>> if you are just getting ready to head out the door, probably a good idea to grab a jacket. >> yeah, it is cold out there as we're getting not as much sunlight. temperatures are crisp. yesterday was the coldest morning in months. this morning we're running about as cold, just a touch warmer in some cities where the low clouds have developed. 5:43 now. low clouds
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Oct 14, 2012 8:00am PDT
. substantively, mitt romney is getting a second look. and we're talking about the economy, the fiscal cliff. a lot of focus on libya, which we'll get to in a moment. what do you think romney is doing with this second look? >> i think something big happened in that first debate that's beyond president obama not showing up. and that was that, you know, president obama hasn't really been trying to get elected again. he's been trying to stop mitt romney from getting elected. and that cracked. mitt romney was not the guy that barack obama had been painting for the past few months. he's not this radical baby eating, grandma killing republican. he is a very reasonable, practical, problem solver. that campaign collapsed. so, you know, i think president obama is likely -- he can't put out the fireman so he is trying to break the other fireman's knees. mitt romney showed up and was a very acceptable republican. barack obama now has no campaign for the future why he's indispensably needed. now his campaign against mitt romney has cracked. this is a man with two empty holsters. his campaign could
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
coming up for you. >>> finally late night talk show host jimmy fallon displayed a little bit of humor. this featured mitt romney as mr. romney's neighborhood. president obama was demoted to a part-time mailman. >> money is sort of like paper you can use to buy things you want. like toys and yachts. you may wonder, where does money come from it comes for a magical place called our parents. now fal lon, the kid knows how to bring fun any. >> and his hair is great, too. it looks just like mr. rogerses. well done. join us tonight. have a great day everybody. >> that's what makes the show so good. >> i have to dvr it. >> check it out. we'll see you tomorrow.
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the legislation. today in ohio, romney was pressed to clarify >> i think i said time and again, i'm a pro life candidate and will be a pro life president. >> reporter: meanwhile, president obama talked about his lackluster performance. >> it is fair to say i was too polite. >> reporter: bill clinton mocked romney in las vegas monday. >> i had a different reaction to the first debate than a lot of people did. i mean, i thought wow. here is old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i don't have that tax plan i had for the last two years. you going to believe me or your lying eyes here now, come on. but the focus now, tomorrow's vice presidential showdown >> reporter: but 69-year-old joe biden, and paul ryan, younger, with no experience in such a debate, recalling differences in the matchup. they recalled sarah palin in the 2008 prep. >> instead of it being risky that joe biden is more seasoned and paul ryan is younger, they both have strengths that they bring to this conversation. >> reporter: and paul ryan arrived in kentucky late this evening, brian, greeted by his wife and mother and
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> >> mr. vice president, i know you're under duress -- to make up for lost ground. >> reporter: he talked about the auto bailout. >> when mr. ryan said that romney was a car guy, i thought well if they have them in an elevator, i guess he was. >> reporter: for a group of undecided voters put together in virginia, a split decision. this voter thought mr. biden won. >> the vice president did. >> why? >> i think he came off as being very strong, emotional, and i like the looking at the camera and talking to the american people. >> reporter: another, paul ryan. >> vice president joe biden was being kind of immature, with a lot of the snide -- he sneered and everything. >> reporter: and take a look at this photo, at the very top, no apology, followed by egyptian people, and alq. an interesting night, brian >> reporter: while he spends a lot of time in ohio, as polls show, now the democrats once with a wide lead, now within striking distance. >> ron mott in ohio, thank you, starting us off. >>> the argument over what happened in the libya attack and what the administration has been saying about
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie potts joins us now live from washington. good morning. >> veronica. good morning. let's talk about the speech. in it today he tries to draw distinctions. we've seen an advanced copy where mitt romney will now argue america is now weaker against our enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor kn
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Oct 11, 2012 12:35am PDT
jimmy fallon" everybody. here's what people are talking about. there's a new video of mitt romney that's making the rounds. apparently he was visiting a restaurant in florida. and the chef kept wiping the sweat off romney's face for him. and it's kind of weirded him out a little bit. take a look at this video. watch this guy. weird. why did he -- whoa, whoa! that's creepy, right? looks like romney was about to go all nicki minaj on that dude. i'll knock that bitch out. mitt romney continues making campaign stops across the country this week, including one in iowa where he outlined a new plan to help america's farmers. of course the farmers were like, no thanks, we already have enough horse [ bleep ] to deal with. [ laughter ] thank you. thanks but no thanks. this is nice. the obama's dog bo turned four years old. [ audience aws ] yeah. he spent the day as he always does digging holes, chasing squirrels and coaching obama for the debate. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] speaking of obama -- i read that his campaign is planning to open up its 120th field office in ohio. yep. even starb
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Oct 9, 2012 12:35am PDT
talking about. apparently, after last week's debate, polls show obama trailing mitt romney by one point. >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: yeah, one point. or as it's also known, the thing obama failed to make during last week's debate. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] last night, president obama actually joked about his debate performance by saying that he can't perform flawlessly night after night. [ laughter ] some people are saying he stole that line from a viagra commercial. but either way, i see that he -- yeah. speaking of the election, you guys, the vice presidential debate is just three days away. both sides are busy getting ready. and republican candidate paul ryan said that he expects joe biden to come at him like a cannonball. biden was, like, "there's going to be a pool there?" [ laughter ] "i'm more of a belly flop guy, but i can -- cannonball?" [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: he's, like, "jackknife!" >> jimmy: what's the jackknife? >> steve: "belly flop!" >> jimmy: you guys hear about this? this is a true, real story. during a concert last night in spain, lady gaga --
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
comes to the presidential election, not only is mitt romney being blasted for his comments about big bird. >> yes, and we will talk to the president's senior adviser to the obama campaign being asked to pull ads about big bird. >>> and one mom went on strike, and she let the mess pile up and took photographs and and did it have the impact on the daughters you hoped it would? she will join us as well. >> and you love this, because it is freaking me out with the germs in the dishwasher and the -- >> well, it was messy. we will start with the new details on the attack in benghazi, libya, and an gree ya mitchell has new details. good morning to you. >> good morning. officials described in detail a heavily armed assault on the consulate and not what had been described. >> reporter: officials say all was quiet until 9:40 p.m. when teams invaded the compound. attackers took the embassy ambassador. the ambassador and a security agent tried to escape through a bathroom window. the agent got out, but he then could not find the am b ambassadorment his body turned up hours later in the hospital
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